December 18th 2013 6:44 am
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'Twas the night before Christmas, at Rainbow Bridge too.
We Bridgekids were thinking as always of you.
We'd seen how the holidays weren't bright this year,
Heard you whisper so often, "I wish you were here!"
We know how you wish you could just stay in bed
And sleep through the holiday lying ahead,
When all celebrate with their loved ones so near...
Unless they have loved ones on this side this year.
But we're no less alive here, on the other side.
If you could just see us, you'd've laughed and not cried.
The dogs all in harness, pulling the sleigh.
The cats all in Santa hats pointing the way.
The pet birds all flying back over the rainbow,
Bound homeward in spite of Earth's darkness and snow.
All the pets that you've lost, pets for whom you've cried,
Flying home on this Christmas to be by your side.
If you feel warm fur brush you when no pet's around,
Hear a soft bark or purr, just a ghost of a sound,
We're trying to tell you we're visiting this way,
And our visits, even rainbows, can be on any day.
But for Christmas we have something special to do,
A sleighful of happy dream visits for you.
On doggy, on kitty, on winged friend and ferret!
The love that you lavished, we mean now to share it!
We're fetching that love home, the way we once played,
With the closeness we shared and the memories we made.
Our Earth lives with you were too short for us, too,
And on this Christmas Eve we have so much to do.
So all through this night as you sleep in your beds,
Sweet visions of furbabies dance in your heads.
This one special night we can bring you Home for a while,
Your true home in Heaven, where again you will smile.
Over the rainbow you'll fly, for a short while this night,
Hours that you'll be happy, hours that will feel right,
Hours to cuddle and hug us, to run and to play,
Before the return to Earth in our magic way.
And when you awaken and face Christmas Day,
We pray you'll remember your trip on our sleigh,
But in case you forget, just remember our love.
Remember us watching you, your angels above.
Sending love wrapped in rainbows, shining and bright,
Love that will guide you through the darkest night,
Love found in each memory unwrapped through the year,
Replacing dark sorrows with Christmas cheer.
Leave the toys to St. Nick, we Bridgekids bring dreams,
Sweet visits to remind you all is not as it seems
When you look all around you with tired Earthly eyes.
If you saw as we do, there'd be joy and surprise.
There are furangels waiting by those Christmas trees,
Always there for you and hearing your pleas.
We're never more than a thought away from your home,
You're never forgotten, you're never alone.
Nor are we alone here, with our Rainbow Bridge friends.
We know only joy here, the celebrating never ends,
And after our reunions with you Christmas Eve,
We Bridgekids will party like you'd never believe.
But we'll slip away often to be by your side.
Sitting there watching you, eyes open wide,
Praying you'll be able to catch a glimpse of us, too.
But whether or not you see us - Merry Christmas to you!
(With thanks to C. Morgan - 2007)
December 10th 2013 5:56 am
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Thank you to my Secret Santa for the beautiful rosettes. I am keeping a close eye on everyone down there, and helping Santa make his naughty and nice list. I don't think I will try to figure out who my Secret Santa is, but thank you so much! Hugs!!
November 22nd 2013 5:49 am
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Thank you Dogster for giving me one of the Daily Diary Picks today! I am very honored. No need to send rosettes pups, but bones are always appreciated.
A number of pups have asked mom about the memorial wreath in my last diary entry. Our vet started this annual event a couple of years ago. There are a number of wreaths throughout the veterinary clinic during the holiday season. Our vet's office holds their annual "Forever in our Hearts" meeting, and then, those wanting, can decorate an ornament to place on a wreath in memory of their pet. If you cannot get down to the office, you just need to contact the clinic and they will decorate and place an ornament in memory of your pet. At the end of the holiday season, you are asked to pick up your ornament. A number of people do, but if you choose, you can leave your ornament there. We think it is a wonderful tradition that our vet has started.
Thanks again, Dogster for the honor and thanks everyone for reading my diary!
November 19th 2013 11:43 am
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Mom took Buddy to the vet yesterday to have his Bordetella vaccine brought up to date. While there the office staff showed mom the memorial wreath that they had up in the office and then gave mom an ornament and asked her to place it on the wreath for me.
Mom was quite touched by this and did her best with decorating the ornament. She took a nice picture of it to show daddy when she got home.
Thanks mom and Buddy and the awesome staff at my vet's for remembering this old girl.
November 12th 2013 2:34 pm
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Thanks to the awesome work of the Dogster Watch Dog we now have our Dogster Plus back!!
The Watch Dog was also generous and gave us a bunch of zealies to play with. Oh, Buddy and I are gonna have fun with those!
Thanks again Watch Dog and Dogster!!
November 12th 2013 7:28 am
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You are not seeing things pups, Buddy and I no longer have captions under our pictures and this is perplexing to mom.
According to mom's meticulous calculations, our Dogster Plus is paid up but we somehow no longer have Dogster plus.
Mom has fired off an e-mail to HQ so we hope this is rectified soon.
Mom has decided to not add pictures for a while, because right now she is being told she has to delete a whole bunch before adding any more.
We are keeping our paws crossing our Dogster plus is back sooner rather than later!!
November 1st 2013 7:01 am
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Thank you so much everyone for remembering this angel girl and sending those dancing skeletons to adorn my page. It makes my page look pawsome.
Looking down from the Bridge I saw it was a very nice night and that there still isn't any snow at my peeps house. The pawrents had the usual number of trick or treaters - 0. Yup, zero! They live in the country and well no trick or treaters have ever make the way out to their place. Buddy would have had a fun night had there been any little ghosts or goblins showing up.
I know Buddy is scheming on what to about momma's birthday tomorrow. Boy is she getting old, BOL. If you pups have any tips for Buddy, please pass them along!
August 7th 2013 6:44 am
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Thank you Dogster for my Diary of the Day Pick today!
I am still trying to figure out who "Anonymous" is pups! Luckily at the Bridge, the ice cream doesn't melt, so I have been able to savour it all night long!
Thanks again for the DDP today, Dogster!
August 6th 2013 6:53 pm
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Thank you to everyone that sent me rosettes and pawmails yesterday on the one year anniversary of my Bridge crossing. My secretary has tried to keep up and send thank you pawmails to you all.
Yesterday has a hard day for the peeps but they know they did what they could for me and that they gave me the best life possible.
Thank you all once again and I am honored to have pals like you.
August 6th 2013 6:50 pm
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I got yet another rosette from "Anonymous". It is a very tasty ice cream so I thank "Anonymous" very much. It came with this message:
"One pal solved the anonymous forever heart mystery immediately - the rest are sniffing each others butts - BOL, BOL Do you give up?”
I must sit here and eat this ice cream and ponder who "Anonymous" is.